Cold winter morning at Sunshine Village Ski Resort
Last week, I shared a few photos that I took while travelling around Banff National Park, Canada, and I am truly humbled by the number of wonderful comments that were submitted, so I decided to show you a few more.
Over the past week, Mother Nature decided to bless us with 30 inches of snow, which has everyone in town talking about one thing: skiing!
November is an exciting time of year for local residents of Banff. The hustle and bustle of the summer tourism season has come and gone, traffic and parking are easy to find. The local ski resorts start teasing us with photos and potential start dates for the upcoming ski season. A fresh crop of Aussies are running around town in their “jumpers” looking to get all the necessary gear that is required for an extended ski holiday in Canada. It truly is an exciting time of year!
It’s at this time of year that I look through old ski and snowboard photos and get myself psyched up for the coming season. Here are a few that I hope you will enjoy seeing as much as I did taking them.
My brother-in-law, Kevin, has an amazing eye for photography. It comes naturally for him, yet he’s so nonchalant about it you’d think it wasn’t a big deal. This week he snapped a few photos with his phone in the Canadian Rockies and they almost make me want to visit. Then… I’m reminded of the excessively cold temperatures and endless snow and I forget all about it. Would you rather be at the white, snowy mountains or the white, sandy beaches? Continue reading →
When I’m standing on the edge of a cliff, I dream of rappelling down it or climbing up it. When I’m high atop a building, I envision a zipline to whisk me down to the ground. My mind is always focused on the extreme adventure; I feel most at home when my adrenaline is pumping and my heart is racing. I long for the unknown. Being at a place like Cape Enrage in New Brunswick that offers wild adventures is my idea of home. Continue reading →
Situated in the center of the city, Centennial Park in Moncton, New Brunswick is a 230 acre playground for all ages. We took advantage of one of the free, sheltered picnic areas for a family reunion this evening and we couldn’t have found a better spot. At covered picnic tables, surrounded by an umbrella of trees, we enjoyed a local dream-come-true feast for any East Coaster. Continue reading →
My little sister, Gabriella, is my biggest fan. She reads all of my posts, shares them with her friends, and is supportive of all of my crazy ideas and dreams. She recently entered a contest called Cutest Little Caper and I’d like to show her the same type of support she constantly shows me. My greatest bucket list accomplishments are often found when helping others.
I celebrated Canada Day in the nation’s capitol, Ottawa from one of the most beautiful properties in the world, Fairmont Chateau Laurier. It would have been amazing to celebrate Independence Day in the US capitol but maybe I’ll add that to the list for next year. As for today, we celebrated with a few neighborhood friends and now with Athena off to bed I’m settling in for the night and missing the evening festivities. I think as a way of “seeing” more fireworks I’ll share a few of my favorites from Ottawa. If you’ve missed them on Canada Day and you’re not going to get a chance to celebrate this evening, just have a look at a few of the pictures and take a minute to celebrate with me.
Finding family friendly tourist activities can be extremely difficult when traveling with a 15 month old but a helicopter tour is great for all ages. We discovered the Ottawa River, the city of Gatineau, the city of Ottawa including Parliament Hill, and the Canada Aviation and Space Museum all in just 20 minutes. By taking a Heli-Tremblant helicopter tour, we were able to see it all in Ottawa! Continue reading →
I didn’t think I would ever step inside Fairmont Chateau Laurier let alone watch the Canada Day fireworks from the roof-top, the best view in Canada. I’ll explain how I got there in a full post over in the next few days, but for now I wanted to give you a glimpse of the view. I’d write more now but I’m having too much fun in Ottawa to stop for a post. This city has endless possibilities. Continue reading →
For the last two months, I’ve been posting about The Biggest, Baddest Bucket List contest; after all, no contest exists that is more fitting for Bucket List Publications. Following my dreams of traveling and experiencing life to the fullest has taught me that the world is full of endless possibilities and Bucket List Publications is the accumulation of all of my wildest dreams come true. The Biggest Baddest Bucket List contest, though, is like my bucket list on steroids. With only 9 days left to vote, I’m currently in 1st place for a trip around the world and $50,000! I’m going to win… with your help. Continue reading →